Portcullis Surgery

Portcullis Surgery

Portcullis Lane, Ludlow, SY8 1GT

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Telephone: 01584 872 939

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Alert Hepatitis cases in Children

Posted on April 22nd, 2022

Alert Hepatitis cases in Children

There is currently an ongoing investigation into 108 cases in the UK of sudden onset hepatitis (inflammation of the liver) in children under the age of 10. In 8 cases this has been so severe that the children have needed a liver transplant.

There have also been cases in Europe and in the USA.

There is no link to the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine. None of the currently confirmed cases in the UK is known to have been vaccinated.

Information gathered increasingly suggests that this is linked to adenovirus (common cold) infection.

Normal hygiene measures such as thorough handwashing (including supervising children) and good thorough respiratory hygiene, help to reduce the spread of many common infections, including adenovirus.

We would like to make parents aware of signs of hepatitis and to contact the practice if you have concerns.

Hepatitis symptoms include:

*dark urine

*pale, grey-coloured poo

*itchy skin

*yellowing of the eyes and skin (jaundice)

*muscle and joint pain

*a high temperature

*feeling and being sick

*feeling unusually tired all the time

*loss of appetite

*tummy pain

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/increase-in-hepatitis-liver-inflammation-cases-in-children-under-investigation

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